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Red Oak Covered Bridge 10-99-02


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #137710



Covered bridge over Red Oak Creek on Covered Bridge Road
Meriwether County, Georgia
Open to traffic
Built in the 1840s; rehabilitated 1980
- Horace King of Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Covered Lattice through truss
Length of largest span: 99.7 ft.
Total length: 391.8 ft.
Deck width: 8.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.0 ft.
Also called
Big Red Oak Creek
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.03833, -84.55167   (decimal degrees)
33°02'18" N, 84°33'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/728642/3658200 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
GA 19950460 (Georgia bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 12584 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 15.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 8, 2018: New photos from Garrett Boon
  • January 7, 2018: New photos from Garrett Boon
  • September 13, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 12, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 20, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected build date based on historical plaque, added builder
  • April 19, 2009: Updated by Kim Harvey: HAER photos



Red Oak Covered Bridge 10-99-02
Posted January 7, 2018, by Garrett Boon (garrettboon [at] outlook [dot] com)

Just visited this bridge. It looks like the worst of the graffiti on the bridge has been cleaned up.

This was a really neat bridge to visit. It is the oldest and longest covered bridge still in Georgia. It is in a beautiful area and definitely worth the drive to go see it.

Red Oak Covered Bridge
Posted January 15, 2014, by Susan Miller (redhorsestudio101 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I love this bridge and want to come see it someday. I watched the movie Lawless and the scenery is gorgeous there. I hope the bridge never gets vandalized. These bridges are treasures.

Red Oak Covered Bridge
Posted February 28, 2010, by Clayton Chambers (clayton [dot] chambers [at] gmail [dot] com)

Some recent photos. Graffiti has been added. The bridge really needs to be shut down and gated to keep vandals out.